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Acquired Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Disease definition

A group of human prion diseases characterized by progressive, invariably fatal neurodegeneration resulting from accidental transmission of prions. The group comprises iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), which results from transmission of CJD prions in the course of medical procedures or treatments, and variant CJD (transmission via consumption of products from prion-diseased cows or via blood transfusion from an affected individual).


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A81.0
  • OMIM: 123400
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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